Ideally situated on the blackland prairie of eastern Williamson County, the City of Taylor, Texas covers approximately 19 square miles and is home to 17,700 residents who enjoy a laid-back, semi-rural atmosphere with the world-class amenities of Austin within easy distance. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Fire Chief manages the overall operations of the Fire Department.
The ideal candidate must hold an associates degree’s degree in fire administration, fire science, or a related field and have 10 years of experience in a municipal fire department, including at least five years in a supervisory position at the rank of Chief, Assistant Chief, Battalion chief or shift commander. An equivalent combination of education that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in fire science, public administration, or related field is preferred.
The following certifications and licensing are required: Basic level Texas Commission on Fire Inspector and Basic Fire Investigator certification, EMT-Basic Certification, TCFP Head of Department certification is required upon appointment and TCFP Incident Safety Officer Certification within one year of employment.
The following certifications and licensing are preferred qualifications: EMT-Paramedic certification, TCFP Master Firefighter certification, TCFP Basic Arson Investigator certification, Texas Fire Chief Academy Certified Fire Executive (CFE) or Texas A&M Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) certification, Executive Fire Officer (EFO) through the National Fire Academy, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) certification through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), Experience in managing a department under Chapter 143 (Civil Service), Emergency Management experience.
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